Building community across difference

Together, we can build a community in which everyone will flourish.

A community that celebrates difference and increases cultural awareness. A warm, inclusive community. A community that provides rich opportunities and experiences for all.

Multicultural Student Programs and Services (MSPS) works every day to ensure that Notre Dame is a place where everyone can flourish. We offer multicultural students the tools to make the most of their college experience—and prepare for meaningful and rewarding careers. 

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MSPS Student Spotlight: Xitlaly Estrada

Author: Sarah Snider


Xitlaly Estrada is a senior at Notre Dame, double majoring in Political Science and Latino Studies. She is a native of Bakersfield, California. We conducted a short interview with Xitlaly to see what she's been involved in during her time at the University:

What clubs/activities have you gotten involved in during your time at the University?

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Study Abroad Spotlight: Dolores Vargas

Author: Sarah Snider

By Dolores Vargas

Germany 1 The Heidelberg Castle

While studying abroad in Heidelberg, Germany, I was able to visit and experience various different cities all throughout Germany, such as Frankfurt, Mannheim, Düsseldorf, Würzburg, Miltenberg, Weinheim, Munich and Berlin. My experience abroad and the people I met have profoundly affected my life, and I am extremely thankful to Notre Dame and MSPS for providing me with this life-changing opportunity. In writing this reflection, I found it difficult to narrow down the most impactful experiences I had while abroad, but I managed to divide them into two categories: my internship at a German elementary school, and the special trips that promoted my personal and cultural growth.  …

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Participating in ND's DC Program: Sarafina Joseph

Author: Sarah Snider

By Sarafina Jospeh

During my time at Notre Dame, I explored different areas outside of my academic interests which included faith-based groups, student government groups, and even worked as a research assistant. Each contributed to my growth as a Notre Dame student. Over the course of that exploration, I added Africana Studies as a minor and have since been dedicated to advocating for social justice, particularly in urban communities throughout the nation. Participating in Notre Dame’s DC program provided the hands-on experience I needed to learn about the policy making process at a ground level. An opportunity that led eventually resulted in a great summer opportunity.…

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